On January 16, 2019

Billings Farm & Museum celebrates MLK weekend

Jan. 19-21—WOODSTOCK— Billings Farm & Museum, offering programs and activities for all ages, is open Jan. 19-21, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, “Nine From Little Rock,” the award-winning documentary short by Charles Guggenheim will be shown in the museum’s theater from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. The film profiles the lives of the nine African-American students who integrated Little Rock Central High School during the fall of 1957 and documents the perspective of Jefferson Thomas and his fellow students seven years after their historic achievement.

Visit the farm and museum and discover Vermont dairying and learn about the development of the Billings Farm, still considered one of the best Jersey farms in America. The horse barn, milk room, calf nursery, cow barn, and small animal barn are stops along the self-guided tour. Up-close programs with the livestock will be offered including the afternoon Milking of the Herd beginning at 3:15 p.m. each day.

The restored and furnished 1890 Farm Manager’s House featuring the farm office, living quarters, creamery, and ice house, will be open for touring.

Admission: adults, $16; 62 and over, $14; children 5-15, $8; age 3-4, $4; 2 and under, free. The Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12. For info, call 802-457-2355 or visit billingsfarm.org.

Do you want to submit feedback to the editor?

Send Us An Email!

Related Posts